Foodborne Illness Outbreak Database

This database provides summaries of significant food and water related outbreaks occurring since 1984 caused by E. coli, Salmonella, Hepatitis A, Campylobacter and other pathogens. Read more »

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July 18 2018 Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O26 Linked to Cargill Meat Solutions Ground Beef

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef

In 2018 local, state, and federal public health and regulatory agencies investigated an outbreak of E. coli O26 associated with consumption of ground beef produced by Cargill Meat Solutions, Inc. Eighteen people infected with the outbreak strain were…Read More »

November 14 2014 Outbreak of Ciguatera Fish Poisoning, Orange County, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Fish, Grouper

In November 2014 the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) in Orange County received a report from FDOH online foodborne illness complaint system of a person diagnosed with Ciguatera Fish Poisoning. Multiple data sources were used to detect 5 additiona…Read More »

November 10 2010 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens At A Catered Luncheon, Tampa, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Grain, Rice Poultry, Chicken

An outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who attended a catered company luncheon. The company was located in Tampa, Florida. The onset of illnesses suggested a common source exposure. The ill persons did not have any other group …Read More »

November 08 2008 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Ice at a School, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Ice Iced Tea

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred among people who had drunk ice tea or consumed ice while at a school in Florida.…Read More »

March 07 2007 Outbreak of Hepatitis A at a Restaurant Linked to Acai, Bananas, Strawberries, Sugar Cane Juice, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Hepatitis
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Acai, Bananas, Strawberries Sugar Cane Juice

A confirmed outbreak of hepatitis A occurred among people who had consumed acai, bananas, strawberries, and sugar cane juice while at a restaurant in Florida.…Read More »

January 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg Linked to Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Mashed Potatoes Gravy

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg occurred in the state of Florida. Mashed potatoes and gravy were named as the vehicles of infection. The type of gravy was not described. The exposure location was not described.…Read More »

December 06 2006 Outbreak of Norovirus at a School, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus was associated with a school in Florida. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

April 06 2006 Outbreak of Norovirus, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred at a school in Florida. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

February 05 2005 Multistate Outbreak of Cyclospora Cayetanensis Infections Linked to Fresh Basil, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Herbs and Spices, Fresh Basil

Florida health departments began receiving reports of gastroenteritis caused by cyclospora. The health department investigation was hindered by the long interval between ingestion and presentation of symptoms for this particular pathogen. Food ques…Read More »

November 04 2004 Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Alessi Bakery Meat Stuffed Potatoes, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Potato, Meat Stuffed, Baked

Just hours after the Alessi Bakery, in Hillsborough County, Florida, was nominated for ABC Action News' "Dirty Dining List," the bakery catered at least three parties that led to an outbreak of Salmonella. The state and local health departments inve…Read More »

August 04 2004 Bacillus cereus at a Palm Beach Prison Linked to Consumption of Deli Meat or Beans

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Turkey, Bologna Grains, Beans, Baked

Inmates at a Palm Beach County, Florida, prison facility reported illness starting on September 15, 2004. Prisoners reported gastrointestinal distress after a meal of meat sandwiches and baked beans. The baked beans were determined to be the likely …Read More »

December 96 1996 Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Papa Rellena Stuffed Potatoes, Dade County, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Stuffed Potatoes, Meat

An outbreak of Salmonella occurred among patrons of a Dade County, Florida, restaurant who ate papa rellena, a meat stuffed, potato dish. Salmonella was isolated from the papa rellenas and other foods served at the restaurant. It seemed likely that…Read More »

September 93 1993 Salmonella enteritidis Linked to Homemade Ice Cream, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Home Made Ice Cream

Raw eggs were used to make ice cream for a hospital sponsored cookout. Twelve of fourteen people who attended the cookout became ill; eleven remembered eating ice cream. No other food item was associated with illness. Salmonella Enteritidis, phage…Read More »

December 93 1993 Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Homemade Watermelon Juice, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Watermelon Juice

A watermelon juice drink was the vehicle for an outbreak of Salmonella in Florida.…Read More »

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